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Daily Talker: Should Flu Vaccines Be Mandatory?

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Every child going to preschool or day care in New York City will soon be required to get the flu vaccine.  That’s 150,000 children.  The city’s Board of Health voted Wednesday to make the flu vaccine mandatory for kids that are 6 months to 4 years and 11 months old.  The initiative formally takes effect in 30 days.  Parents may opt out for medical and religious reasons.

Supporters say the vaccine can save lives and keep kids from getting sick.

But opponents say parents should decide what’s best for their children.

What do you think?  Should flu vaccines be mandatory?

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